Toza Veselinovic

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Todor "Toza" Veselinovic is a former Yugoslav football forward with a lengthy coaching career since his playing days ended.

Veselinovic was born on October 22, 1930. He started playing football in 1949 for Sloga Novi Sad before joining Vojvodina in 1951. His career at Vojvodina lasted until 1961 with a one-year interruption in 1953 when he played for Partizan Belgrade.

After the 1961 season, Veselinovic continued his career abroad playing for:

  • Sampdoria (1962)
  • First Vienna (1963 - 1964)
  • Union Saint-Gilloise of Belgium (1965)
  • SK Austria Klagenfurt (1966 - 1968)

Veselinovic was a four-time top scorer of the Yugoslav league (1956 - 1958, 1961). He was capped 53 times by Yugoslavia.

After his playing days were over, Veselinovic embarked on a rich coaching career which included stints at:

For the 2007 season, he was approached by Aiolikos Mytilene, at age 77! He stayed at that post for two months before resigning.